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Stressors of NICU mothers and the effect of counseling- Experience from a tertiary care teaching hospital, India.
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PMID:  23130657     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Abstract Objective: To determine the effect of counseling on stress levels of NICU mothers. Methods: Stress levels were assessed using the Parental Stressor Scale: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (PSS: NICU) questionnaire among 100 NICU mothers. After providing counseling including NICU educational support, the questionnaire was re-administered after 48 hours. Coding of the responses was done and the data was analyzed using SPSS Ver.16. Results: The mean pre intervention subscale stress score was highest for parental role alteration (4.12) followed by looks and behavior of the baby (4.10) and sights and sounds (2.55). There was significant reduction in the post-counseling stress levels among NICU mothers in all three sub scales of PSS: NICU. Conclusion: Counseling of mothers whose babies are admitted to the NICU with regards to various aspects of the infant`s environment and condition was significantly effective in reducing the stress levels of mothers.
Authors:
Nitish Chourasia; Pushkala Surianarayanan; Bethou Adhisivam; Vishnu Bhat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Neonatal Division, Department of Pediatrics, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry.
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